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Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach

Welcome to the Academic Engagement and Outreach page for The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach leads The Patton College’s faculty, administrators, and students on activities aligned to the College’s engagement and outreach mission, including connecting with colleagues and identifying synergies extending from within the PCOE and Ohio University to regional, domestic, and international endeavors.

Every fall there is a call-for-proposals for The Patton College Mini-Grants for community engagement and outreach. Over the past five years, these grants have facilitated projects such as Math and Science nights at local Athens elementary schools, coaching programs aligned to child development, wellness programs for female high school students, and cultural immersion programs. There are numerous outreach forums scheduled throughout the academic year that provide an opportunity to learn from and share about these and other outreach initiatives taking place across our College. These forums are free; open to the public, and food it always served.

The Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach oversees the College’s online learning programs, school and community partnerships, and various centers within The Patton College including the Child Development Center, the George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research, the Center for Professional Development School Partnerships, and the Curriculum and Technology Center.

At The Patton College, we value and prepare students who are CALLED to LEAD and who Lead the Way! If you have outreach ideas you would like to explore, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Connie Patterson

Connie Patterson, PhD